Tag: Physiotherapy

Brandon Warren poses with his SwimRun gear at the finish line of SwimRun Victoria.

Taking on, and recovering from, my first SwimRun

Whew! That was a long race (3km of swimming and 18.4km of running to be exact). As I sit here 36 hours post-race nursing my sore muscles, I figured I would share my recovery tips post-event that help us get back in the lake or on the trails sooner rather than later. Firstly, recovery from

A doctor holds up an X-Ray of a lower back and we can see all the bones.

Considerations for nonsurgical interventions in low back conditions

Managing low back pain through conservative management first eliminates the risk of side affects from surgery, improves mobility, strength and knowledge on the condition itself, provides strategies on how to manage the pain, and tends to produce more active living, longer.

Yoga, pilates, calisthenics, walking and running are great ways to keep moving with very minimal equipment

Our staff has been getting creative with their workouts but also going back to the basics. Things like yoga, pilates, calisthenics, walking and running are great ways to keep moving with very minimal equipment.

Connor Willis stands in front of the computer video to demonstrate some exercises.

TeleRehab services are up and running

We are so excited about our TeleRehab services are now up and running! ⠀⠀In an effort to increase our social-distancing effort while still maintaining a connection with our patients, we have set up one-on-one online appointments. ⠀⠀Many of you were receiving treatment but unfortunately had your recovery journey interrupted. At Arbutus Physiotherapy, we want to

Rain day, rest day

While we love to get out in the sun and get moving, we are taking a much deserved rest day today. Recovery is just as equally (if not more) important than your training. It allows time for your body to repair those muscles and build your energy stores back up. It also reduces your risk

Ashley Scopick and Sandy Wilson pose with their certificates at Kinetic Link Training.

Professional development: Kinetic Link Training with Wayne Rodgers

Ashley and I spent the two days downtown Victoria studying some functional movement training – it always feels good to fit in some continuing education when we can. We had the pleasure of learning directly from Wayne Rodgers who has a Master’s in Physiotherapy. He’s from Australia and has been working and studying in the

Our new home is on 1928 Oak Bay Ave on the corner of Redfern.

Our new home at 1928 Oak Bay Ave

What started out as a sketch on a blank piece of paper is now a reality. The brand new Arbutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre will officially open our doors on Monday October 28th.  Back in November of 2017 we became aware that an old unoccupied dental lab on Oak Bay Ave had recently been purchased

Scott Holden, physiotherapist, in the forest, and out for a hike.

Catching up with Scott Holden, physiotherapist and sport enthusiast

We sat down with Scott Holden recently to talk about sports, being a physiotherapist, and exploring Vancouver Island. You moved here last year, is that right? Yeah, my fiance and I were in Halifax, and we just decided that we wanted to switch it up and see what the other side of the country had

Two people lift a box while moving into their new place.

How to improve your lifting

BC physiotherapists are the most physically active healthcare professionals in Canada and the ones physicians recommend most. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep you lifting. Lifting tip #1: Warm up and plan ahead Warm up and plan before you lift. To get your blood flowing and your joints lubricated do some practice

Donna punches a punching bag with one of her gloved hands while Naomi, her physiotherapist, holds the bag steady and smiles encouragingly.

A passion for movement can take us to new places, like boxing

Her diagnosis, though frustrating at first, led her to seek out options to cope with her symptoms. This included more traditional treatments such as medication, as well as physiotherapy-focused boxing classes. The movements taught in the class led to a noticeable improvement in her symptoms…

A woman in Vancouver, Joyce, holds her grand daughter outside while they play on playground beside the water on a grey, rainy day.

Arthritis can happen at any age, but physiotherapy can help

Arthritis is a disorder of the joints that often affects seniors and serious athletes, but it can happen to anyone. “To make you function again, you have to come at it from so many different angles, and physiotherapy is a key angle. They have this very intimate knowledge on how things are connected, how things

Olivia smiles while standing behind the front desk, with Scott blurry in the background but still smiling.

Sunny Autumn days in Oak Bay

Everyone at the clinic is smiling today in sunny Oak Bay…

A woman rubs her neck late at night while staring into her computer

Techniques to alleviate back and neck pain

Back and neck pain are among the most widespread reasons patients seek physiotherapy. And back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 80% of people at some point during their lives…

Gymnastics athletes from Edmonton compete on the floor and on the uneven bars.

Community-awesome and the Garden City Invitational

Sport is awesome. And the community that makes sport happen is also awesome. We see it, and we hope that everyone else sees it too. It takes a lot to put on a gymnastics competition and the gymnastics community on Vancouver Island, and beyond, do an amazing job of it. This weekend the Garden City

A basketball player throws the ball to his coach, who is recovery from a shoulder injury, underneath the basketball hoop.

Recovering from shoulder sprains, strains, dislocations, tears and immobility

The shoulder joint is the most movable joint in the body. It is comprised of the collarbone, the shoulder blade, and the upper arm bone. Shoulders are prone to injury because they are by nature unstable since the ball of the upper arm is larger than the socket that holds it. This is why it

A soccer player lies down on their back on the football pitch grimacing in pain and grabbing their head due to a probable sprain

Reduce the healing time of sprains and minimize the risk of re-injury

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. A sprain occurs when trauma, like falling, twisting or getting hit, causes two bones to move beyond their normal range of motion and the ligament is stretched. Ankle and wrist sprains are the most common sprains and symptoms